Orange Story: Another instance of a child’s adept accommodation to adult expectations. First the Making. Orange art experience demonstrates: Marks represent something other than their physical appearance; What they represent is intended by the maker;
First the Making
“Most of the time when I work I work in the dark, but sometimes I have just a vague idea of something and I want to bring it into being.”
“Then I apply more paint, scrape some off, more paint, paint it out, paint it black, paint it white, paint it black again and I’m under way. I sit in front of it and think about it between all the painting, and then it starts clarifying itself to me.”
“Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees” accommodation to adult expectations.
Sign accommodation to adult expectations. – is simply an indicator; it tells us that something exists, or did, or will in the future. It is a symptom, a part of a larger event or of a more complex condition, and it signifies the rest to an experienced observer.
Two forms of articulation: accommodation to adult expectations.
Irwin’s thesis on how we “leave” reality; how we move from “pure” perception to compounded abstraction.
Presence is understanding how our perceptions/conceptions are carried over to mean something wholly independent of their origins.
Movement from subjective being (private access) to objective being (public access).
Reason: developed among these named things. (History is written and studied as fact/knowledge “out of context.”) individual, intuitive
intellectual and mental.
The movement from perception to formalization implies a loss. When we mistaken an abstraction for the real thing, then that real thing is concealed.